Wiley & Sons - First Edition Identification and Publisher InformationInitially printing titles for other publishers in order to get his feet on the ground, Charles Wiley opened a small lower Manhattan printing shop in In , Wiley and partner Cornelius Van Winkle expanded the small printing shop to establish a printing, publishing, and bookselling company. The two also opened a bookstore that became a gathering place for writers interested in establishing a new American literature. Though the partnership dissolved six years later, Wiley went on to publish the works of James Fenimore Cooper , Richard Henry Dana , Washington Irving , and many others. George Putnam joined the firm as a junior partner in and four years later, he helped to establish a branch office in London, the first of its kind for an American publisher. Further expansions for Wiley over the next several decades included: electrical, civil, and mechanical engineering; architecture; construction; agriculture; organic, physical, and analytical chemistry; and other fields. Wiley joined the family firm.
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Or Create Account. The company publishes scientific, technical, and medical works, including journals and reference works such as Current Protocols and Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. In total, it publishes more than 1, journal titles. It also produces professional and nonfiction trade books, and is a publisher of college textbooks. The firm publishes the For Dummies how-to series, too.
The Research segment provides scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, as well as related content and services, to academic, corporate, and government libraries, learned societies, and individual researchers and other professionals. The Publishing segment provides scientific, professional, and education books and related content in print and digital formats, as well as test preparation services and course workflow tools, to libraries, corporations, students, professionals, and researchers. The Solutions segment provides online program management services for higher education institutions and learning, development, and assessment services for businesses and professionals. The company's net income totaled to The performance was driven by the favorable impact of the shift to time-based Journal Subscriptions of 34 million USD and a partial year contribution from the Atypon acquisition of 19 million USD. The increase was mainly driven by journal subscriptions; incremental revenue from the recent acquisition of Atypon; and author-funded access growth, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange and a decline in licensing, reprints, backfiles and other causes.
Wiley was founded in and competes in three markets represented by its core divisions of Research, Professional Development, and Education. The Professional Development segment publishes digital and print books and provides employment talent solutions, online learning, assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. The Education segment provides print and digital content and education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students.
Our goal is to satisfy customer needs for information and education, while generating financial results that yield attractive returns for all members of the Wiley partnership: shareholders, authors, and employees. From the late 19th century on through the 20th century, the company continued to publish academic, professional, and scientific titles, achieving encouraging success as one of the oldest independent companies in all of American industry. In , the company derived roughly 40 percent of its total sales from outside the United States. In the early s, Bradford Wiley uttered the obvious when he told a reporter from Publishers Weekly, "I guess you can say that we Wileys are survivors. Over the course of nearly two centuries the Wiley name was closely linked to the publishing business, a span of time that nearly encompassed the existence of the United States and charted the family tree of one of the oldest business dynasties in American industry.